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The Last Surviving Gold Medal for Golf From 1904 Olympics Could Fetch $40k in Auction

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The piece of Olympic and golf history will be part of Christie’s Out of the Ordinary sale in September.

The medal was won by a 17-year-old amateur named Robert Hunter at the 1904 St. Louis Olympic games; the last time golf was part of the Olympics. It was played at Glen Echo Country Club and it was awarded to Hunter in a team event.

Here’s a description of the medal from the auction page:

ROBERT E. HUNTER (1886-1971), AMERICAN AMATEUR GOLFER
A 1904 OLYMPIC GOLD MEDAL
Gold, the obverse cast in relief with a golf-bag, thistles and a banner inscribed ‘GOLF’, the bar inscribed ‘1904 UNIVERSAL EXPOSITION / OLYMPIC GAMES / ST. LOUIS’, the reverse inscribed ‘GLEN ECHO COUNTRY CLUB / Olympic team / Golf Champion / Robert E. Hunter’ and impressed by the maker ‘MERMOD & JACCARD. JEWELRY CO. ST. LOUIS’
1 ¼ in. (3.3 cm.) diameter

The auction will be held on September 14th with a price range for the gold medal estimated anywhere between $25,960 and $38,940.

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